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Eynsham Choral Society

AIMS & HISTORY: Eynsham Choral Society (ECS) provides a warm and creative atmosphere in which members can learn, and perform, a variety of great choral music. We welcome people of all ages, and are keen to attract younger members. The choir is committed to supporting young professional musicians who are seeking to establish their careers, and to giving high quality performances; therefore, we employ professional, or semi- professional, vocal soloists and orchestral musicians for our concerts. Taking account of choir members, other musicians, and our audiences, we bring choral music to nearly 1000 people in the course of our two annual concerts and summer workshop. NATURE OF THE CHORAL SOCIETY: ECS is a community choir, with charitable status. The Society was founded in 1980 by a small group who wanted to improve their singing technique, and perform locally. The choir now has a membership of just less than 100. Rehearsals are held at Eynsham Primary School on Tuesday evenings at 1930, and concerts are normally given in the parish church. We welcome anyone who enjoys singing, and take care to provide for the disabled. Normally the Society has a “no auditions” policy and, because of this, members range from accomplished amateur singers who can take on solo roles, to beginners who sometimes need to learn to read music. The standard of the choir has risen appreciably over recent years, and we regularly get very good reviews of our performances in the local press.

HANDEL’s MESSIAH: On 13th June we are holding an afternoon ‘sing-in’ followed by an informal performance. Sing in from 2pm to 5pm: informal performance at 6pm (tickets available on the door at £5). Early booking advised, to apply contact Juliet New (01865 881150) or email: juliet.new@virgin.net

NEXT CONCERT: Our next concert will be at St Leonard’s Church, Eynsham, on 25 April 2009 when we will be singing Mendelssohn's Elijah with a full orchestra. Conductor: Alison Wilson. Soloists:Siona Stockel,Soprano;Bridget Budge,Mezzo-Soprano;Hugh Wilson,Tenor;Gwion Thomas;Baritone.The latter is singing the part of Elijah.

contact : Janet Gray
Silver Street,
SN16 9QU
Tel : 01666 860643
Email : jmg643@yahoo.co.uk